Unless you absolutely have to go this route, this is a bad idea. The cameras on an iPad leave much to the imagination relative to a dedicated recording device. Are you doing everything on an iPad for a reason?Thanks. Does anyone else know how easy it would be to change from videotaping with camcorders and editing in imovie on laptops to videotaping and editing all within the ipad?
You could always get a cheap(ish) consumer NAS like a WD MyCloud which has apps for iOS, are reasonably large (the one I have is 2TB) and, given that the NAS could be in your school, file upload speeds could be really quick. A side benefit of this as well is that it keeps student assignments on school grounds (I don't know what privacy issues you might run into with storing student content offsite but this would obviate this possible problem entirely).I suppose they could upload to the cloud but I'm not sure how reliable that process will be.
Oh yes, yes they are (as someone working with prospective teachers trying to encourage them to be technologically savvy in a context that moves slower than a turtle sometimes with regards to incorporation of technology, I hear you loud and clear).Schools and school IT's can be a bit tricky.
Sharing it with you is easy - they can just send you a link to the file. Getting it to a cloud storage service shouldn't be all that hard either (you just need one that can be shared to from iOS or allows uploads from iOS devices which I imagine is supported by all of them).Yes, it's a non-issue.
Tell me this: if kids get Dropbox or Google Drive accounts, how will they save their footage? Getting their finished product to me that way they've done. I believe they just do a "share" thing and I get an email to download it. But if they have to get footage from one another to edit?
They might be (this is one area where having Android would be much easier since you can actually save content on the device and work with a filesystem but I digress). As lclev suggested, you'll want to test this out beforehand. Shooting their own stuff and getting it to you is fairly easy but sharing content with each other to be manipulated might prove to be doable but a bit of a nuisance.But are the "events" saved in a folder in ipad imovie that can be uploaded and downloaded? The students will need the footage one another shot to edit.